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Dictionary.com’s word of the year is ‘Xenophobia’

With its 2016 word of the year, Dictionary.com has landed on one word to summarize the general mood of much of the world this year: “xenophobia,” the “fear or hatred of foreigners, people from different cultures, or strangers.” The dictionary explained its decision: This year, some of the most prominent news stories have centered around fear More...

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By Butter Bracco On Thursday, December 1st, 2016
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Weird Christmas flashback: Ruth Wagner uses stolen Christmas ornament to stab pursuer

Five years ago comes a strange, strange story of a thief turned stabbing suspect. Yes, a woman steals a Christmas ornament, but when the merchant notices and chases, the woman stabs the vendor — so bad, that More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, October 24th, 2016
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California woman Brittney Nicholls arrested for fleeing accident with police officer hanging off of car

A California woman was arrested Saturday after fleeing the scene of a Fair Oaks (near Sacramento) traffic stop in her Mercedes while a Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy tried to hang on to her through a car More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
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‘Creepy Clown’ reports hit the headlines in Ohio, South Carolina

In Columbus, Ohio and Greenville, South Carolina, creepy clowns are in the headlines. A 14-year-old boy heading to a school bus stop Tuesday morning in Columbus told police he was chased by a black-clad man armed More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 16th, 2016
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Purdue student, Carl Sommer, launches Kickstarter campaign for zombie board game

A Purdue University graduate and entrepreneur is turning his computer graphic knowledge and interest in creating and manufacturing board games into reality through his Lafayette-based startup Wonky Rhino Games. Carl More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, July 29th, 2016
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Daniel Rushing announces lawsuit against police: Krispy Kreme glaze mistaken for meth

Time hasn’t healed all wounds as a Florida senior says he’s moving forward with a lawsuit against the City of Orlando over damages from a 2015 arrest where the officer charges him for possession of meth, More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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Florida couple, Jonathan Ponce, Meghan Silva arrested: high on Molly, running with machete, chasing ghosts

A Florida couple was arrested while high on the drug Molly, endangered two children while they race out of a house with a machete to “chase ghosts out of a house,” according to deputies. Police identified Jonathan More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, July 24th, 2016
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Florida man Ronaldo Rodriquez shoots Bradley Mills during confrontation over whistling at his Mills’ wifeh

A husband is recovering in a Florida hospital after being shot twice by a pair of men shouting and whistling at his wife, Haines City Police detailed. Bradley Mills and his wife were harassed by Ronaldo Fernandez More...

By Butter Bracco On Saturday, July 9th, 2016
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Kentucky man Chris Sevier sues Kim Davis, Gov Matt Bevin, Andy Beshear to marry his laptop

A federal lawsuit has been filed against Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis for denying a man a license to marry his laptop computer. The plaintiff, Mark “Chris” Sevier, also has filed lawsuits against Governor More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, July 7th, 2016
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Nebraska: Justin Noah’s hand blown off during firework accident, found ’90 feet away’

The Nebraska man who lost his hand during a fireworks accident on Sunday has been identified as Justin Noah. Noah’s left palm was blown off and found 90 feet away. “The only things I could see were his More...